Fifth Group Restaurants Raise Over $80,000 for 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run
Fifth Group Restaurants, the brand behind South City Kitchen Midtown, Vinings and Buckhead, La Tavola Trattoria, Ecco, The Original El Taco, Alma Cocina, Lure and catering and design company Bold American Events, continued its support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank at the 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run held on Sunday, March 5, at Turner Field. Over the past month, Fifth Group raised more than $82,000 in support of the Food Bank’s initiatives to end hunger in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. This includes over $10,000 contributed by more than 100 of Fifth Group’s employees.
“The Atlanta Community Food Bank is an organization very close to the Fifth Group family and it is our honor to support their initiatives throughout the year, including at the Hunger Walk/Run,” said Fifth Group partner Robby Kukler. “On behalf of Fifth Group, I’d like to thank our loyal patrons, guests and Fifth Group teammates for helping us far surpass our fundraising goal for the 2017 Hunger Walk/Run campaign.”
Fifth Group began its corporate support of the Hunger Walk/Run in 2008 and, in conjunction with the Food Bank, spearheaded the event’s Restaurant Program. This program encourages Atlanta’s hospitality community to join the fundraising and awareness efforts, a component that has had a notable impact on the total funds raised in recent years. For the past eight years, Fifth Group has been the largest corporate donor for Hunger Walk/Run, leading an impressive group of sponsors which include some of the city’s most notable companies. The money raised by the hospitality group this year will provide almost 330,000 meals for families in Georgia.
The Hunger Walk/Run is the Food Bank’s largest fundraiser, which aims to build funds and awareness of the local food crisis and raise critical funds for hunger relief through a sponsored 5K event every spring. Since the event’s inception in 1984, it has provided more than 32 million meals for people in need of food assistance. The Food Bank and five benefiting partner organizations help recruit participants. Each benefiting partner receives a percentage of the funds raised to support direct hunger relief programs. Choosing to walk or run, thousands of participants come together each year to support neighbors in need and celebrate achievements already made in the fight against hunger.